The Mystery and Magic of the Great Trinity Forest
In partnership with The Trinity Trust and the Trinity River Audubon Center
The Great Trinity Forest, covering almost 7,000 acres, is the largest urban hardwood forest in the U.S. (New York’s Central Park is 840 acres)–and only 8 miles from Downtown Dallas. Mysteries abound in this expanse of raw nature–wild turkeys, raccoons, wolves, bobcats, and feral hogs share an undisturbed habitat. A walk in the woods offers reverie, silence, and the sudden surprise of a great blue heron silently stalking watery creatures in the wetlands. Ah, there is a red-headed pileated woodpecker, and there, a painted bunting, and a chimney swift.
Bring your family to the Audubon Center for a day in the forest. Start at 9am with outdoor family yoga, courtesy of EQUINOX, and then enjoy and also learn–about the importance of trees to our city; about the planned 17-mile Trinity Spine Trail from the Audubon to the Arboretum, with poetry positioned along the route (My heart in hiding stirred for a bird…); and more..
Children five-years and above will participate in a special program hosted by the Audubon Center’s Master Naturalists that will include learning about trees, their anatomy, and their impact on our community. They will be given tips and tricks on tree identification; will plant trees to help restore the forest; will create a nature journal and forest art; and enjoy a picnic in the great outdoors.
Please remember that The Trinity River Audubon Center prohibits pets inside and outside on the nature trails.
Saturday, March 29th at the Audubon Center (6500 Great Trinity Forest Blvd.)
*Dallas recently changed the name of the street. If Great Trinity Forest Way does not show up on maps or GPS, please try 6500 S. Loop 12
9:00AM – Family Style Yoga courtesy of EQUINOX. 45 minutes outdoors on the deck of the Audubon, or indoors if wet. If possible bring a mat/towel.
10:00AM – Welcome and Presentation on the Trinity River Audubon Center, with Q&A
10:50AM – A Walk on The Wild Side with Master Naturalists
NOON – Lunch from Bolsa Mercado and a presentation on the Trinity River, the Great Trinity Forest, and the Trinity River Spine Trail, with Q&A
1:00PM – Another Walk on the Wild Side–on your own
2:00PM Return to the Audubon–shuttle will recommence to return guests to Buckner DART Station (if applicable)
Information on the Trinity River Audubon Center is available is at http://trinityriver.audubon.org/.
This program is made possible by the support of:
Ann and David Drumm Rex Cumming